Rewatch Blog

July 08, 2020

Video that keeps your team connected and inspired

Connor Sears

I had just started my new job at GitHub and was working at home by myself with a ton of questions. What are the company priorities? What does leadership think is important? Who are these people I’m working with that are spread out across the globe?

Normally, I’d wait until I was able to learn the answers first-hand over time or maybe I’d get lucky and discover these insights in a wiki somewhere. But then someone shared a link to the company’s internal video channel.

I could watch past all-hands, team profiles, and product demos for all the amazing work that was being done around the company. I felt like I was able to get my bearings in a day or two thanks to this treasure trove of video. It was kind of like our very own YouTube that everyone used to watch our internal videos, live or recorded. It really helped us stay connected and inspired as a company.

Weirdly, this experience feels unique. In a world where we instinctively understand video as a powerful form of communication, everyone just seems to hide their comms inside unmaintained wikis, chat, or emails that may or may not get forwarded. If every person has a video camera and editing station in their pocket nowadays, why aren’t more companies using video to communicate more effectively with their team?

It turns out that it’s a lot harder than just capturing a quick video on your phone or getting a Zoom account. For starters:

Rewatch solves this

We don’t think it should take extra work to get this stuff right. It’s too important. That’s why we built Rewatch, the private & secure channel that makes it easier than ever to communicate with your team with video. Here’s some of what makes it great:

On-demand video—all in one place

Upload your company all-hands, town halls, or leadership updates with Rewatch and make them available in one place. Our video player is optimized for any devices your team might use so they can watch on whatever sized screen they prefer.

One place for you team’s video.

Automatic transcripts and subtitles

Every video is automatically transcribed so the content is readable and searchable by your team. Not only will this make all your videos accessible, it also allows you to search inside your videos so you can quickly find what they’re looking for.

Search text inside your videos and click directly to specific points in the video.

Comments and @mentions

Communication should continue long after an all-hands originally takes place. Your team can keep the conversation going by easily posting follow up questions and @mentioning more people into a larger discussion.

Every video comes with it’s own coversation timeline.


Rewatch has a lot of other great features including video analytics, Zoom integration, SAML SSO via Okta, all the embeds you’ll want, and a whole lot more. We think your team is going to love it.

What the video to see more of how Rewatch works:

Are you ready to keep your team connected and inspired? Schedule a demo or just shoot me an email at connors@rewatch.tv.